The definition of a blitzkrieg is an intense military campaign intended to result in a quick victory.
When a powerful country sends in all its soldiers and starts bombing a country that it is at war with, this is an example of a blitzkrieg.
- sudden, swift, large-scale offensive warfare intended to win a quick victory
- any sudden, overwhelming attack
Origin of blitzkriegGerman from blitz, lightning + krieg, war
A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.
Origin of blitzkriegGerman Blitz lightning ( from Middle High German blitze ) ( from bliczen to flash ) ( from Old High German blekkazzen ; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.) Krieg war ( from Middle High German kriec ) ( from Old High German krēg stubbornness ; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots.)